ESD Association

The ESD Association‘s Resistance-to-Ground (Rtg) requirement for an operator wearing a wrist strap is < 3.5 X 107 ohms (ANSI/ESD S20.20). A wireless wrist strap will never meet this requirement. Wireless wrist straps claim to work by “making (a) body’s static electricity to discharge through discharge box.” Assuming that an operator was tribocharged to 10…

Read more Reminder: Wireless Wrist Straps Still Don’t Work

Desco made our first crude version of a wrist strap for an aerospace customer in Southern California. The wrist strap was basically a metal watchband connected to a wire with a ring terminal on it. There were no industry accepted standards, qualification procedures, or certification processes at that time. ESD susceptible components used in electronics…

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The 38th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibits will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove (Anaheim), CA. Desco has been a part of the ESD Symposium for nearly 30 years. Desco employees have volunteered their time to be a part of the ESD Association’s standards meetings, working groups, and other functions at…

Read more The 38th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium

As pointed out by the ESD Association, “Certification provides confirmation that a person meets certain criteria of knowledge and problem-solving ability. Certification can be beneficial on multiple levels. For the certifying organization, it provides standard practices that create discipline within the industry, it provides awareness and advances in technology, and it can provide increased cooperation between…

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EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Stay Educated, Stay Current! With ESDA Online Training June 10th – August 7th, 2014 Meet training requirements without travel expenses. Bring new employees up to speed. Learn new technologies. Reserve a training bundle today, choose your classes later. Offering Certification Program courses online Online Device Stress Testing Certification program. Complete six of…

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The ESDA Northeast Regional Tutorial Program May 6-8, 2014 Teradyne Conference Center 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA Class 0 Devices & Boards – ESD Controls and Auditing Measurements ESD Standards Overview for the Program Manager Packaging Principles for the Program Manager Ionization Issues and Answers for the Program Manager Flooring Selection: Uncovering Maintenance, Ownership…

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Published in InCompliance Magazine Written by The ESD Association April 01, 2014 The ESD Association has published the second of a six part article titled Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge in the April edition of InCompliance. Part two covers the following topics: Basic Principles of Static Control Design In Protection Define the Level of Control Needed…

Read more Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge – Part Two: Principles of ESD Control – ESD Control Program Development